CIMA holds two meetings per year, the spring conference and the fall caucus. The spring meeting includes a business session for the organization. Each state group is encouraged to hold separate fall meetings. Keynote speakers are drawn from national and regional archival leadership. Topics range from basic preservation principles to applications of the latest technologies.

2017 CIMA Nevada Fall Caucus

Monday, October 16, 2017
Hard Rock Hotel Lake Tahoe
50 US-50
Stateline, Nevada

The 2017 Nevada Fall Caucus of the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) will take place on October 16, 2017, in conjunction with the joint-conference of the Nevada Library Association (NLA) and the Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA), at the Hard Rock Hotel Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada. The Nevada Fall Caucus is a half-day event offered as a FREE NLA/MPLA pre-conference activity.

This year’s Nevada Caucus meeting will include a business luncheon and afternoon topic discussions. All interested individuals are welcome. All CIMA members (as well as NLA and MPLA members) are invited to attend. Please register for this event through the Nevada Library Association’s conference website at:
[NOTE: Participants will have the option of registering for the Fall Caucus meeting separately. Registration and attendance of the main NLA/MPLA conference is NOT a requirement to attend CIMA’s Nevada Fall Caucus.]

The half-day program includes:

12:00pm-1:30pm — CIMA Business Luncheon (inside Vinyl Theater)
During this free luncheon, CIMA members will discuss upcoming conferences, events, and opportunities in the region. This is a great networking opportunity for anyone working with archival collections within an institutional setting.
Hosted by: Paula Mitchell, CIMA Vice-President / President Elect

1:30pm-5:00pm — Topic Discussion
“Digital Collection Projects and Activities in the State of Nevada”
Participants will discuss their experiences working with digital projects, and explore digital resources within the state.
Presenters scheduled to appear include:

  • Amy Hunsaker, Digital Initiatives Librarian; University of Nevada, Reno
  • Dana Miller, Director of Special Collections; University of Nevada, Reno
  • Emily Lapworth, Digital Special Collections Librarian
  • Cory Lampert, Head of Digital Collections; University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Jeff Kintop, Division Administrator; Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records

[NOTE: If you would like to share a story about working with a digital project, we would like to hear from you. Please email:]
Final program schedule will be announced.

Additional Notes:
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe is the official NLA/MPLA conference hotel. Additional pre-conference activities will be held next door at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Hotel.

All participants should register at NLA Members receive member rates, and should login to receive conference discounts.

Reno/Tahoe International Airport is the nearest airport, with shuttles readily available. Stateline, Nevada is a one-hour drive from the airport, at the southeast corner of Lake Tahoe.

Contact Michael Frazier ( with questions or comments about the 2017 Nevada Fall Caucus.

2017 CIMA Utah Fall Caucus

Friday, October 27, 2017
Utah State Archives
Salt Lake City, Utah

The Utah 2017 CIMA Fall Caucus will take place at the Utah State Archives in Salt Lake City on October 27, 2017. This is a FREE event, and we encourage you to pass along the invite to anyone in your institution who might be interested (and not currently a CIMA member). Information, including a tentative agenda, can be found on the online registration form. If you are planning on attending please register using that form ASAP so that we can have an accurate headcount for planning purposes.

Tentative Agenda:
9:00-9:15 AM: Welcome
9:15-10:15 AM: Diversity and Inclusion Panel Discussion
10:15-10:30 AM: Break
10:30-11:30 AM: “It Takes a Village to Write a Blog” Panel Discussion
11:30 AM-12:00 PM: Utah Manuscripts Association presentation of the 2017 Everett Cooley Award to Patricia Smith-Mansfield and Patricia Lyn Scott
12:00-1:15 PM: Lunch on your own OR optional Archives Month Brown Bag Event Onsite
1:15-2:15 PM: Grant Writing Workshop
2:15-2:30 PM: Break
2:30-3:30 PM: Group Discussion on CIMA’s Future (Member Needs and Future Organizational Improvements)
3:30-4:00 PM: Optional Tour of the Utah State Archives


For information on scholarship opportunities for the annual meeting, see our Scholarships and Grants page.

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